Archive for July, 2014

Sellers State Asking Prices, Buyers Respond to Asking Prices

July 31, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Sellers State Asking Prices, Buyers Respond to Asking Prices

A common mistake made by domain name and website sellers is they list their domains and websites for sale as "Make Offer" with no price, sit back, and wait for the market to price their assets for them. They list and hope that buyers ...

The Challenges in Selling a Regional Website Business

July 29, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on The Challenges in Selling a Regional Website Business

A website business can reach Internet users anywhere in the world. But many online businesses focus on providing products and services to customers in a specific geographical region. This is their target audience. We'll call these regional website businesses. For example, an online ...

The Wisdom of Ace Greenberg for Website Owners

July 28, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on The Wisdom of Ace Greenberg for Website Owners

Alan "Ace" Greenberg, former CEO and Chairman of Bear Stearns, passed away on July 25, 2014. He led the investment bank as its CEO from 1978 to 1993 and chaired the board until 2001. J.P. Morgan Chase acquired Bear Stearns during ...

The Problem of Low-Quality Articles on Websites

July 27, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on The Problem of Low-Quality Articles on Websites

As website brokers, without a doubt the most popular type of website requested by the website buyers in our database is the article website monetized by Google AdSense. We receive buyer requests for this website category everyday. As such, ...

When Is It Right to Sell a Website at a Loss?

July 25, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on When Is It Right to Sell a Website at a Loss?

Let's face it, not all websites produce the results that its owner wanted when he launched the website. There comes a time when the owner may decide that it's no longer worth investing any more time and money in the website. At this ...

Website Investment Advice for Novice Website Buyers

July 25, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Website Investment Advice for Novice Website Buyers

In my book, websites are the best investment on Earth. (I love this business so I'm biased.) Your websites assets are out in the world working for you 24/7 and bringing you traffic & money even while you sleep. Unlike investing in paper assets ...

Use a Confidentiality Agreement to Screen Website Buyers

July 24, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Use a Confidentiality Agreement to Screen Website Buyers

An unavoidable element in selling websites is the curious website buyer. This is the buyer who has no intention of buying a website but requests confidential information and asks tons of questions while hiding behind the anonymity provided by his computer. The Internet offers anonymity ...

How to Make an Offer on an Over-Priced Website

July 21, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on How to Make an Offer on an Over-Priced Website

Many website sellers over-value and over-price their websites. It's completely understandable as they invested a lot of time and money in their websites and want to cash out at the biggest price possible. But their expectations often do not match ...

Buying a Service-Based Website Business

July 20, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Buying a Service-Based Website Business

What is a service-based website business? A service-based website business is a website business in which the service is performed and sometimes delivered to the customer offline. Examples include websites that offer services such as writing articles or term papers, or even search ...

Analyzing Entrances in Website Traffic Data

July 19, 2014  |   How to Buy & Sell Websites   |     |   Comments Off on Analyzing Entrances in Website Traffic Data

As website brokers, before we take on selling a client's website, we analyze it exactly like a buyer would analyze it. We study a website's traffic numbers carefully. One of the many stats we study in a website's traffic is what ...